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Bledsoe PTA Newsletter November/December 2012
Thank you so much for donating to the
i$upportBled$oe fundraising campaign.
With your help we raised $23,725.29!
This money will be put to good use for
programming, gifting and new books
Thank you for supporting your child, Upcoming
your school and your PTA! Events
Your feedback is important. If you have
any comments or suggestions about December 4th: Spirit Night at
the campaign, please send an email to December 13th: Teacher
firstname.lastname@example.org. Appreciation Luncheon
December 21st: Winter Parties
December 24th-January 4th:
January 15: PTA Meeting 7PM
2012-13 Reflections Update Multi-Cultural Minute
Bledsoe students submitted a total of 54 works
The Multicultural Minute
of art in four categories. Each work of art
featured many more cultures
submitted is reflective of this year’s PTA during Good Morning
Reflections contest theme, which is ‘The Magic Bledsoe! On Oct. 12th,
of a Moment.’ The number of entries Rodrigo Hurtado, Erica Michelle
submitted by category are: Pap, and Leonardo and Diego
24 visual arts Gonzales spoke Spanish and
17 photography represented Mexico and Puerto
11 literature Rico. Rodrigo even brought a
2 musical composition bullfighter's cape that belonged
Local judging will occur on Wednesday, to his grandfather! On Oct.
26th, Jaswin Jabbal, Harleen
December 5th followed immediately by District
Buttar, and Gurgot and Ishmeet
judging that will occur on Thursday, December Singh spoke Punjabi and
6th. All participants will be recognized and represented India. We learned
winners will be announced at Good Morning that India has over 200
Bledsoe in January. languages, and Punjabi is just
one of them! On Nov. 9th,
Radek Rymarz spoke Polish,
representing Poland. Radek is
truly bilingual since his family
moved to the US in 2011. On
Nov. 30th, Anne Marie Joe
There’s an APP for That! represented Vietnam and
FISD has launched a new mobile application, China, speaking in both
which is available FREE for download at both the Vietnamese and Mandarin. In
Apple iPhone App Store and the Android Play the past few weeks, we learned
Store. Just search Frisco ISD or visit how to say "hello" and
"goodbye" in Spanish, Punjabi,
www.friscoisd.org/android from your smart and Mandarin!
phone. The app features news, upcoming
events, lunch menus, and more, which can be
available to you right at your fingertips!
Keep Your Immunity Strong Parent’s Corner
Your family can get through the Holiday season, with
What do you do at home to keep your
all it's amazing food and still be healthy! The key is family active during the winter
to keep the focus on fruits and veggies throughout months?
your celebrations! People who eat the recommended
number of fruits and vegetables every day have
strong immune systems and are the ones least likely “Andrew, Zach and Ellie all play hockey several times a
to get sick in the winter. week, so they get good fitness there. We still walk to
school in the winter – unless it’s super cold and windy. If
it’s nice out – I still ship them outside. They play
Turkey and Wild Rice Soup basketball or hockey in the driveway. We also have a
from SuperHealthyKids.com family membership at the Y and they’ve all had their intro
class, so they can workout there.” -Nicole Warhoftig
2 Celery stalks “We bundle them up and go hiking at Arbor Hills or Lake
1 onion – medium Ray Roberts. The whole family has fun. I have made
½ cup All-Purpose Flour "assignments" for each child to find a long red leaf or a
flat rock or something unusual like a scavenger hunt.”
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
-Stephanie Brown (Cailey 10, Trevor 8, Carter 5)
2 cups wild rice – cooked
6 ounces Turkey breast meat
“We enroll them in an indoor sport, like basketball. Our
1 pint half and half – fat-free or full fat daughter also does gymnastics. I try to get to the Y at
1 tsp dried parsley least 3 times a week.” -Roddy and Leslie Wright (Chase
½ tsp Salt th rd th
5 , Chloe 3 , Caden 8 , Carson 7 )
¼ tsp black pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
Student Wellness Council
In a stockpot, heat olive oil over medium-high
heat. Add the carrots, celery and onion; cook Calling all 4th and 5th graders! We are forming the
and stir until tender.
Bledsoe Student Wellness Council. Are you
Stir in flour until blended; cook until bubbly.
interested in Nutrition? Fitness? Promoting healthier
Gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil,
stirring constantly; cook and stir for 1-2
lifestyles at your school?
minutes or until thickened. Stir in the
remaining ingredients; return to a boil. Be on the lookout for The Bledsoe Blaster’s
Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes, stirring Student Wellness Council Application in your
occasionally. Thursday folders this November 29th.
Bledsoe Lifestyles for Active Students and Teachers
Fall Book Fair: Every Reader is a
Bledsoe’s All Star Fall Book Fair: Every Reader is a Star, kicked off Friday November
9th during Good Morning Bledsoe. Frisco High School cheerleaders and football
players came to share their favorite childhood books and story characters with the
During the Fall Book Fair, the school opened at some additional times, allowing
families ample time to shop. We were excited to offer a “Lunch with All-Star
Readers” Day, shopping during the Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program, and a
Saturday morning for shoppers to come see the many award-winning titles offered
at the Book Fair.
As always, one of our goals is to ensure that as many children as possible receive
books and have access to books. One of the ways we accomplish this is through the
All for Books Program. With your help, we raised $190.39 to help our local Frisco
YMCA. With that money we were able to donate many books, including Percy
Jackson, Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, and the Cam Jansen series to name a
few. All of the donors were recognized at the Fair with personalized stars
displaying their name on the “All for Books” wall inside the library.
Book Fair customers helped build Bledsoe’s classroom libraries by purchasing books
through the Classroom Wish List Program. During our All Star Book Fair you
generosity provided over $1,120 in books donated towards teacher’s wish lists.
We want to thank the many volunteers that helped us with decorations, setup,
class preview/sale days, as well as, those who coordinated the participation of the
Frisco High School cheerleaders and football players. Please know that Bledsoe PTA
appreciates your participation and support of our Fall Book Fair.
Look for more details to come about our Spring Book Fair:
“Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Power!” from
Friday March 1st thru Thursday March 7th.
Let’s Celebrate Our November and
December Staff Birthdays!
Emily Arnold – 15th Leslie Wright – 4th
Hugo Montes – 17th Kelly Starnes – 11th
Ruth Green – 22nd Tracy Lockhart – 11th
Shantiel McGowan – 23rd Janell Bunt – 17th
Brandon Hunter – 26th Emily Harris – 23rd
Amy Ceron – 20th
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